What Are The Stages Of Root Canal Therapy?
Phoenix Endodontic Group
by Dr. Jacqueline S. Allen
6d ago
It can be a shock to learn you require root canal therapy to address an injured or infected tooth. If you’ve never been to an endodontist, or don’t have any friends or family who’ve had a root canal, you may naturally have a lot of questions about what to expect. Understanding the details of root canal therapy can help you come to your first appointment better prepared. Here is a brief overview of the main stages of a root canal. The Key Stages Of Root Canal Therapy Confirmation of diagnosis. Your endodontist will confirm your diagnosis when you arrive for your ..read more
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Saving Teeth With Vital Pulp Therapy (VPT)
Phoenix Endodontic Group
by Dr. Susan Wood
1M ago
While endodontists excel at performing root canal therapy on teeth compromised by injury or infection, they also have other effective techniques for saving natural teeth. One procedure that can provide excellent results is vital pulp therapy, or VPT. Once considered something that could only be performed on younger patients with still-developing adult teeth, today VPT has been proven even more broadly effective when patients meet a select set of circumstances related to the state of their pulp — the mass of blood vessels, nerves and connective tissues that represent the living center of a toot ..read more
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Introducing the GentleWave® System Root Canal Treatment Now Available in Phoenix Office
Phoenix Endodontic Group
by Dr. Jacqueline S. Allen
2M ago
Through Innovative Technology, Phoenix Endodontic Group to Provide Patients with a Simpler and Less Invasive Option for Root Canal Therapy Phoenix Endodontic Group, a leading endodontic practice in Phoenix, AZ., announced today its partnership with Sonendo, Inc., a leading dental technology company, to offer the revolutionary GentleWave® System with CleanFlow Technology, a less invasive and less painful alternative to traditional root canal therapy. The GentleWave Procedure has redefined standard root canal treatment with a minimally invasive process that preserves tooth structure and promote ..read more
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Factors to Consider Before Getting Dental Implants
Phoenix Endodontic Group
by Dr. Jacqueline S. Allen
2M ago
If you have a failing tooth (or teeth), you may be wondering if a dental implant might be a workable solution for you. Implants take the place of your natural teeth. They are anchored to your jawbone, and topped with an artificial tooth. Dental implants have a similar success rate to root canals, when performed by a dentist or endodontist with significant experience doing them. They are not, however, the ideal solution for every patient. Let’s take a look at some factors to consider before getting a dental implant. What Important Factors Should I Consider Before ..read more
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Is A Root Canal a Serious Procedure?
Phoenix Endodontic Group
by Dr. Susan Wood
3M ago
Patients often ask our staff at Phoenix Endodontic Group questions about their root canals looking to better understand what they will experience. Many people are concerned about the severity of the procedure or how much recovery time to plan for. The good news is that many root canals have a quick recovery time – often just a week of special post-operative care. Many factors can impact your individual outcome, though, so it is important to understand the circumstances that brought you to the endodontist in the first place. Here’s a short list of some situations that c ..read more
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How is Laser Used in Root Canal Treatment?
Phoenix Endodontic Group
by Dr. Jacqueline S. Allen
4M ago
Popular culture often associates lasers with science-fiction weapons or real-life space exploration, but the technology can also be used inside the human body. At the Phoenix Endodontic Group, our endodontists frequently use laser-based tools to assist in root canal treatments. The practice uses laser technology manufactured by Fontana (SSP and SWEEPS®) and Biolase (Waterlase) at its Phoenix office location. Both brands of tools provide extra assistance in the critical phases of cleaning and disinfecting tooth roots during a root canal tre ..read more
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Does a Cracked Tooth Need a Root Canal Before a Crown?
Phoenix Endodontic Group
by Dr. Susan Wood
5M ago
Fixing a cracked tooth can be like figuring out the damage after a car accident. If you don’t have a professional check things out, what looks like a surface dent can actually turn out to be really serious. Since dental bone does not behave like other types of bone and cannot knit itself back together, a chip or a crack to the tooth is likely to get worse over time. In the case of a cracked tooth, your repair expert is an endodontist. Endodontists are experts in saving natural teeth. They frequently see clients with a cracked tooth, and can use their dental specia ..read more
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Save Your Tooth Month
Phoenix Endodontic Group
by Dr. Susan Wood
7M ago
It’s fact – maintenance costs less than replacement. While dental implants provide hope for those suffering tooth loss, the costs of preservation – both financial and physical – are often far lower. The American Association of Endodontists sponsors Save Your Tooth Month each May to highlight the importance of receiving care to retain your natural teeth. Endodontists perform many of the 15 million root canals done annually, handling an average of 25 per week (general dentists perform an average of two per week). Endodontists complete years of training beyond d ..read more
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Why is a Rubber Dam Used During a Root Canal?
Phoenix Endodontic Group
by Dr. Jacqueline S. Allen
7M ago
General dentists frequently work with endodontists on procedures, such as root canal treatments, designed to save natural teeth. Dentists often develop strong referral relationships with endodontists and may also place the crown that completes the root canal treatment. One topic, however, on which there is not general consensus between dentists and endodontists concerns the use of rubber dental dams during root canals. A dental dam is a small sheet of latex or non-latex material that can have a hole punched in it so that the tooth a practitioner wants to work on is phy ..read more
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5 Tips To Avoid A Root Canal
Phoenix Endodontic Group
by Dr. Susan Wood
8M ago
Although advancements in technology and microsurgical techniques have made root canals more comfortable and less stressful, the procedure still requires significant investment of time, money, and care. Root canals aren’t inevitable, though – you can reduce your risk of needing one with targeted, proactive self-care. The tips below can help you prevent a root canal. They focus on managing your risk of falling prey to the three major causes of root canals: tooth decay, infection, and injury. By diligently following these tips, you can greatly lower your chance of needing a root canal, or develop ..read more
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